Cabinet of Antonis Samaras

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Cabinet of Antonis Samaras
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cabinet of Greece
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Prime minister Samaras (r.) and his deputy Venizelos (l.)
Date formed20 June 2012 (2012-06-20)
Date dissolved26 January 2015 (2015-01-26)
People and organisations
Head of stateKarolos Papoulias
Head of governmentAntonis Samaras
Member partiesNew Democracy,
PASOK,
Democratic Left (DIMAR, until 21 June 2013)
New Greece (from 10 June 2014)
Status in legislatureNew Democracy led coalition government
Opposition partiesCoalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA)
Independent Greeks (ANEL)
Golden Dawn
Communist Party of Greece (KKE)
Opposition leaderAlexis Tsipras
History
Election(s)June 2012 Greek legislative election
PredecessorPikrammenos Caretaker Cabinet
SuccessorTsipras Cabinet

The Cabinet of Antonis Samaras succeeded the Caretaker Cabinet of Panagiotis Pikrammenos after the repeated legislative elections in May and June 2012. It was sworn in on Thursday, 21 June 2012.[1] The former ministries of Shipping, Tourism and Macedonia and Thrace were re-established.[2] The junior coalition partners, PASOK and DIMAR, chose to take a limited role in the cabinet, preferring to be represented by party officials and independent technocrats instead of MPs.[3] Vassilis Rapanos, the prime minister's first choice for finance minister, fell ill before being sworn in, and tendered his resignation on 25 June. Yannis Stournaras was then chosen as the new finance minister on 26 June, and sworn in on 5 July.[4][5]

DIMAR left the coalition on 21 June 2013 in protest at the closure of the nation's public broadcaster ERT, leaving Samaras with a slim majority of 153 ND and PASOK MPs combined.[6] The two remaining parties proceeded to negotiate a cabinet reshuffle that resulted in a significantly expanded role for PASOK in the new coalition government.[7][8] A further reshuffle followed the 2014 European Parliament election.[9]

Office Officeholder Party Dates
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras New Democracy 20 June 2012 – 26 January 2015
Deputy Prime Minister Vacant until 25 June 2013
Evangelos Venizelos Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) 25 June 2013 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Evangelos Venizelos PASOK 25 June 2013 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Finance Yannis Stournaras Independent 5 July 2012 – 10 June 2014
Gikas Hardouvelis Independent 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for National Defence Panos Panagiotopoulos New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Dimitris Avramopoulos New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 1 November 2014
Nikos Dendias New Democracy 1 November 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for the Interior Evripidis Stylianidis New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Giannis Michelakis [el] New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 10 June 2014
Argyris Dinopoulos [el] New Democracy 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Development, Competitiveness,
Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
Kostis Chatzidakis New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Post abolished 25 June 2013
Minister for Development and Competitiveness Kostis Chatzidakis New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 10 June 2014
Nikos Dendias New Democracy 10 June 2014 – 3 November 2014
Konstantinos Skrekas New Democracy 3 November 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Michalis Chrisochoidis PASOK 25 June 2013 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Education, Religious Affairs, Culture and Sport Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos [el] New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Post abolished 25 June 2013
Minister for Education and Religious Affairs Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos [el] New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 10 June 2014
Andreas Loverdos Agreement for the New Greece 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Culture and Sport Panos Panagiotopoulos New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 10 June 2014
Konstantinos Tasoulas New Democracy 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Administrative Reform and e-Governance Antonis Manitakis Independent 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Kyriakos Mitsotakis New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Health Andreas Lykourentzos [el] New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Adonis Georgiades New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 10 June 2014
Makis Voridis New Democracy 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Labour, Social Security and Welfare Giannis Vroutsis [el] New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Rural Development and Food Athanasios Tsaftaris [el] PASOK 21 June 2012 – 10 June 2014
Giorgos Karasmanis [el] New Democracy 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Evangelos Livieratos Independent 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Giannis Maniatis [el] PASOK 25 June 2013 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Justice, Transparency and Human Rights Antonios Roupakiotis Independent 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Charalampos Athanasiou [el] New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 28 January 2015
Minister for Public Order and Citizen Protection Nikos Dendias New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 10 June 2014
Vassilis Kikilias New Democracy 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Tourism Olga Kefalogianni New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Shipping and the Aegean Konstantinos Mousouroulis [el] New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 25 June 2013
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis [el] New Democracy 25 June 2013 – 27 January 2015
Minister for Macedonia and Thrace Theodoros Karaoglou [el] New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 10 June 2014
Georgios Orfanos New Democracy 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015
Minister of State Dimitrios I. Stamatis [el] New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 27 January 2015
Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister
and government spokesperson
Simos Kedikoglou [el] New Democracy 21 June 2012 – 10 June 2014
Sofia Voultepsi New Democracy 10 June 2014 – 27 January 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ The new cabinet Archived 16 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Athens News, 21 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Με 39 μέλη η κυβέρνηση του Αντώνη Σαμαρά [infographic]" (in Greek). IN. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  3. ^ "PM Antonis Samaras announces cabinet". BBC. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  4. ^ Ο Γ. Στουρνάρας νέος υπουργός Οικονομικών. Kathimerini (in Greek). 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Greece names Yannis Stournaras as new finance minister". BBC. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Greece coalition partner pulls out ministers in wake of ERT debacle [update]". Kathimerini. Piraeus. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  7. ^ Η σύνθεση της νέας κυβέρνησης (in Greek). Athens: ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΕΙΑ ΕΝΗΜΕΡΩΣΗΣ & ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑΣ - ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΕΙΑ ΜΕΣΩΝ ΕΝΗΜΕΡΩΣΗΣ. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  8. ^ "New government is ushered in". Kathimerini. Piraeus. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  9. ^ Σαρωτικός ανασχηματισμός: Η σύνθεση της νέας κυβέρνησης - τα βιογραφικά. Kathimerini (in Greek). 9 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.